AUSTIN, Texas -- Kyle Hittle led five teammates into double-figure scoring as Incarnate Word defeated NAIA Huston-Tillotson 85-78 on Saturday.
Hittle scored a team-high 21 for the Cardinals (3-0) and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Denzel Livingston scored 14 for Incarnate Word, Ian Markoff 13 with 11 rebounds and Anthony Horton and Sam Burmeister each scored 11.
Incarnate Word owned a 49-35 advantage on the boards.
Back-to-back jumpers by Johnson and Cooks gave the Runnin' Rams the lead midway through a close first quarter that saw four lead changes and three ties. But Livingston led an 8-0 run for the Cardinals with a steal and a three-point play. Incarnate Word led by as many as 14 in the second half.